Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

By Rena |

These Roasted Garlic Green Beans are a low-maintenance side dish that is packed with texture and flavor. Crispy roasted green beans pair deliciously with cheesy Parmesan, creating a side dish that may get more attention than the main course! 

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This garlic parmesan green bean recipe is one that is sure to rival other sides at the table, it is a simple and quick dish that has few ingredients but packs a lot of flavors! Green bean side dishes are a staple of holiday meals, but they can even be an option for everyday family dinner. They’re so versatile, they can be used in many different ways! This recipe’s rich cheesy and veggie mix will leave all of the guests going back for seconds. 

Why You’ll Love These garlic Parmesan Green Beans

  • They have a charred, fresh flavors with a salty bit of parmesan
  • Simple and quick to make
  • They’re a perfect side dish to any dinner’s main course
  • Roasted green beans are healthy and help you get in more greens!
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Equipment Needed To Make these Parmesan Green Beans

For this green beans side dish recipe, you will need a large pot, medium-sized bowl, standard over, large baking tray, and parchment paper. If you are using frozen green beans, you will also need a microwave and a microwave-safe bowl to thaw out the beans.

Ingredients For Your Roasted Green Beans

To make these garlic roasted green beans, you will need the following ingredients. Full measurements are listed further down below.

  • avocado oil- or any other oil of choice like olive oil
  • garlic cloves – use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder
  • fresh green beans – or frozen green beans. see intructions
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper
  • Italian seasoning- or any other seasoning of choice like lemon pepper.
  • Parmesan cheese – you may use shredded Romano Cheese instead
  • Lemon wedges and fresh parsley- to garnish
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How To Make Roasted garlic Green Beans

  1. If using fresh beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Pre-cook green beans for 2 minutes, then soak into ice-cold water. Drain very well and pat dry with a paper towel. 
  2. If using frozen beans: Place the frozen beans in a microwave-safe container. Add ¼ cup of water and cover with a (microwave-safe) lid. Microwave for 45 sec to 1 min, until green beans are thawed. Remove from the microwave. The beans should be thawed but not hot. Drain very well and pat dry with a paper towel. 
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 F and line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add in the beans.
  4. Pour the olive oil over the beans, add the garlic, seasonings, Parmesan cheese, and toss well to combine; Arrange in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the green beans are crisp-tender.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
cheese and garlic added over green beans
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What to Serve/Pair with Your Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Usually, during holidays, these roasted parmesan green beans would be paired with a roasted turkey or cranberry roasted chicken for the entire family to enjoy. However, if you are not serving these around the holidays but just for your family’s dinner, then you can pair them with an array of dishes. You could pair this recipe with a salmon or shrimp for your main course, or you could enjoy it with a baked chicken breast

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Frequently asked questions

Can I Save Leftover Green Beans? 

You can absolutely save this dish’s leftovers to be enjoyed again the next day. Be sure to reheat and finish your leftover green beans within 5 days, though, as most green bean dishes only last 3 to 5 days as leftovers. These can be used as a snack to enjoy during the day or can even be baked into a casserole to give it new life while keeping the same flavor profile.

How Long Do roasted green beans take to make? 

This roasted green beans dish will usually take less than thirty minutes to make, so if you are looking for a quick, simple, and affordable side dish, or even a snack, then this is the perfect recipe for you. 

Can I Use a Different Cheese for roasted green beans? 

You can absolutely use a different cheese if you prefer, but Parmesan is one of the best cheeses to pair with the flavor profile of the roasted green beans. Cheddar will give a sharper, more contrasting taste. Goat cheese is a good option, though, it can be expensive and it is a unique flavor for those who are unfamiliar. Swiss or Gruyere would also be good alternatives staying within the rich cheesy flavor realm. The closest Cheese to Parmesan would be grated Romano cheese. You could also use a non-dairy alternative for our lactose intolerant and vegan-friendly eaters. 

What is the best way to reheat green beans? 

The best way to reheat this dish and keep the texture and flavor would be to use the standard oven or the toaster oven. This way you can still keep the crispiness. It should not take more than a few minutes for the dish to reheat to its former glory.

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Other side dish recipes to try

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Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Store leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days
  • We do not recommend freezing leftovers
  • You may use fresh cut green beans or frozen fresh green beans.
  • Better to use fresh garlic than using gralic powder
  • Any oil of choice would work.
  • Shred your own parmesan cheese if you can. If not, you can use store-bought. Another cheese to use can be shredded Romano Cheese.
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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Simple Green beans recipe made with garlic, Parmesan cheese, seasonings, and the roasted to perfection.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 lb fresh green beans washed and trimmed
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • For garnish: fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • If using fresh beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Pre-cook green beans for 2 minutes, then soak them in ice-cold water. Drain very well and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • If using frozen beans: Place the frozen beans in a microwave-safe container. Add ¼ cup of water and cover with a (microwave-safe) lid. Microwave for 45 sec to 1 min, until green beans are thawed. Remove from the microwave. The beans should be thawed but not hot. Drain very well and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 F and line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add in the beans.
  • Pour the olive oil over the beans, add the garlic, seasonings, Parmesan cheese, and toss well to combine; Arrange in a single layer.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the green beans are crisp-tender.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days
  • We do not recommend freezing leftovers
  • You may use fresh cut green beans or frozen fresh green beans.
  • Better to use fresh garlic than using garlic powder
  • Any oil of choice would work

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 634IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg
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